Newest Review: ... as teenagers and almost prevents himself being born. Christopher Lloyd has an iconic role as unhinged scientist Doc Emmett Brown; and H... more
Films I can watch over and over and over and over and over
Top 10 Films in general
Member Name: loveableukangel
Top 10 Films in general
Date: 07/04/10, updated on 07/04/10 (174 review reads)
Advantages: Films that I enjoy
I saw this review going around a while back and it made me question what my Top10 films were and if in fact I even knew. I do love films, My fiance and I have a very large and ever expanding DVD and Blu Ray collection so I decided to take a look through and see if I could figure out my own personal top 10 films and this is what I came up with. My personal favourites
1. The Birdcage
Released back in 1996 and staring:
Hank Azaria and Christine Baranski.
Now The Birdcage has got to be my all time favourite film, I cannot say how many times Ive seen this film. Based on the Novel "La Cage Aux Folles" The Birdcage is a film bsed on lies and deception.
Armand Goldman is the owner of a popular drag nightclub, of who his flamboyant drag-queen lover Albert is the star.
When Armands son announces his engagement to the daughter of a US senator Armand and Albert find themselves having to play it straight for an evening in an attempt to please these conservative in-laws.
The Birdcage really is a hilarious and comical movie which is very over the top and full of energy, its a film that can make you smile.
2. The Rocky Horror Picture Show
Now this truely is a cult classic, Released back in 1975, its a film you either love or hate.
After their car unexpectidly gets a flat tyre during a thunderstorm in the middle of the night newly engaged couple Brad and Janet seek Refuge and help at a castle they had passed not too far back. Little do they know that they are about to be drawn into the eccentric world of transvestite Dr. Frank 'N Furter who is overseeing the annual convention of aliens from the planet Transexual Transylvania. Brad and Janet soon find themselves the centre of seduction and mad scientific experiments.
This is a film that pushed unknown boundries back in the 1970s, a film that dared to raise the themes of sexuality and that of personal freedom and I just love it, its a film that I can watch over and over and never get bored of and of course almost always has me up on my feet doing the time warp lol
3. Priscilla queen of the desert
This film stars Hugo Weaving, Guy Pearce and Terence Stamp
Released back in 1994 this is a film that you ever love or hate.
It follows the story of two young drag queens and a transexual who travel across the Australian outback in their beloved coach which they have named priscilla in order to perform a cabaret act at a remote hotel in Alice Springs.
Along the way they collide with small town citizens with less accepting attitudes and are subjected to homophobic abuse and even violence from these small minded people. A realistic look at the attitude to being different back in the 1980s and what is now in most societies socially accepted.
Its a film that always makes me Smile, Its very over the top and flamboyant, I love the whole over the top aspect of the outfits the musical numbers and dancing scenes.
Backdraft is a Ron Howard film that stars Kurt Russel, William Baldwin, Robert DeNiro and Donald Sutherland
Released back in 1991.
A rookie firefighter tries to earn the respect of his older brother and fellow firefighters while investigation a string of arson/murders which have occured. The arsonist/murderer is covering up his tracks and these deaths by using the Phenomenon known as a backdraft, a situation that can occur when fire is starved of oxygen and then re introduced and which has explosive and deadly consequences (something I can remember my Dad talking to me about when he was a Firefighter)
This really is an explosive yet heart warming film which gives an insight into how firefighters put their lives on the lines every day and the dangers which they face.
5. Ninth Gate
Ninth Gate is a Roman Polanski film that was released in 1999.
Johnny Depp plays Dean Corso, a rare books dealer. Corso finds himself being hired by a rare books collector who has enlisted his help to trace the final two copies of a 17th Century book known as " The Nine Gates of the Kingdom of Shadows"
What Corso does not realise is that this book collector is a cult leader who believes that these books contain nine engravings which if correctly deciphered and interprited properly will summon the Devil.
It follows Corsos journey in finding these remaining two copies but as he continues his journey strange things start to occur, mysterious people start appearing and murder.
This is a real psychological thriller where you really need to take your time in watching it, I still find myself noticing small bits each time I watch it even now.
6. The Goonies
Now every one who was around in the 1980s should know this film, Directed by Steven Spielberg and released in 1985.
This film follows a group of friends who call themselves "The Goonies" as they embark on a adventure to find the lost treasure of famed pirat One Eyed willie, after stumbling upon a treasure map to his treasure
Now this could be the groups last chance of an adventure together as a local rich guy is about to turn their childhood homes into a golf course if their parents cannot come up with enough money to stop them so finding this treasure could be their last chane to pay off the rich guys and save their homes. However on their adventure they come across the Fratellis, a well know crime family who have escaped from jail and get wind of this treasure, This film sees the Goonies having to stay one step head of the Fratellis and find the treasure while avoiding traps that were built by One Eyed Willie himself to prevent anyone from reaching his treasure
Now I was only 2 1/2 whens this film was released but I still remember it so well, I cant say how many times I have watched it over the years.
7. The Secret Window
Based on the Novel by Stephen King and released back in 2004
Johnny Depp plays Mort Rainey, an eccentric writer.
since his divorce from his wife he has lived an isolated life in the middle of nowhere in a cottage near a lake that they bought together. He enjoys his isolated lifestyle alone, that is until one day he get an un welcome guest, a man claiming that Mort has stollen one of his stories.
Mort is out to clear his name no matter what it takes but he soon finds himself receiving threats from this man and acts of violence start to occur which over time start to become worse, can Mort stop this mad man before someone gets killed.
This film truly is a captivating thriller, nothing in this film is straightforward or what it seems and thats what I love about it
8. Interview with a vampire
Released back in 1995 and staring
Christian Slater and kirsten Dunst.
Based from the 1700s on Interview with a vampire is a very dark and compelling story which follows Louis, a vampire relaying his story to a modern day scepticail journalist. The life of a vampire through a vampires eyes,the story of how he became a one and the misery that a life of eternity brings.
Louis was a wealthy sugar plantation owner who had lost his wife and child, distraught and depressed his path crosses with a ancient vampire called Lestat, given the choice of life as a vampire or death he opts for life unaware or the true missery that a life of eternity would bring him, a life where one cannot die or cannot age.
The story follows Louis reltionship with Lestat and their different takes on life,Lestat lives for the moment where as Louis struggle being able to take human life, he would rather suck the blood of rats and chickens than to take a human life itself.
The relationship between this ancient vampire and Louis is then tested to destruction when Louis strikes up a friendship with an orphaned vampire called claudia,this young girl tests the their relationship and challenges an establiced dynamic which ultimately leads to betrayal and murder
This is a film that I really love watcing over and over again .
Released back in 1998 Armageddon certinly had a star studded cast which include:
Billy Bob Thornton
Michael Clarke Duncan
Now Im not really sure what gere this film comes into, It's an action, adventure, Science Fiction, Drama, Romance stroke Disaster movie all mixed into one!
When NASA discover that a huge Asteroid is heading directly for earth and if not stopped will wipe out civilisation they decide that mans only hope is to recruit the worlds best oil drillers in hope that within 18 days they can train these men to become astronaults, fly them up into space, land on the asteroid, drill a hole deep into the asteroids core, drop a nuclear bomb into it and then to remotely detonate the bomb and save the world from the impending disaster. Of course nothing goes to plan like NASA had hoped as you follow the Oil drillers through their training and journey into space and hope to save the world.
Its a great film that I enjoy watching over and over although I usually find myself needing a box of tissues by my side when I do.
Released back in 1995 and staring
This film follows two police detectives who find theemselves paired together to solve a murder. What they do not realise is that this is the begining of a mass murder that sees John Doe killing his victims in accordance to the seven deadly sins: Gluttony, Greed, Sloth, Lust, Pride, Envy and Wrath.
Unfortunately no matter what they do John Doe always seems to be one step ahead of them.
This really is a very dark and morbid film that has a shocking conclusion and I think its the conclusion of the story that keeps me watching, there is certainly No happy endings in this film but then thats reality for you
So thats My Top 10 for you, I do not really go for one particular genre although I must admit anything with Johnny Depp or Bruce Willis is an added bonus :D
Summary: A list of my all time top 10 films, the ones I enjoy to watch over and over and over and over